In collaboration with Sikh Heritage Month.
Come join Jaspreet Kaur as she interviews Harinder Singh about women in Sikhi. They will look at women in Sikhi, discrimination, and gender-equality issues as demonstrated through Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle). The responsibility of men in the conversation of gender equity will be examined.
"The whole Guru Grantha [Sikh scripture] is the voice of a wedded women or a maiden pining in love of the Beautiful. Her nobleness in Guru Grantha is infinite, her freedom is of the highest. Both man and woman as sexes are forgotten in her voice. She becomes the supreme reality and a freed soul. In the freed soul alone in the subordination of one to the other effectively abolished and all disputes hushed." - Prof. Puran Singh, Spirit Born People
About the Speaker:
Dr. Jaspreet Kaur is a Professor in the Child and Youth Care program at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. She completed her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, where she focused on children’s rights, education, and returned for fieldwork to her village in Panjab. Jaspreet serves on the SikhRI Advisory Council along with the Board of Directors of the Sikh Feminist Research Institute and Kaurs United International.
Harinder Singh is an educator, thinker, and activist who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. Love and Justice symbiotic paradigm propels him to leverage public awareness for social change. He currently serves as the Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, at the Sikh Research Institute. Mr. Singh co-founded the Panjab Digital Library and the Sikh Research Institute. He has served on the boards of the National Conference on Community and Justice, The Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity, The Nanakshahi Trust, among others. He is an author and sought after public speaker, raising consciousness of audience around the world. He regularly appears on radio and television programs globally. He also consults on curriculums, exhibitions, and films. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Engineering Management, and MPhil in Guru Granth Sahib. Some of his publications include: “Guru Granth Sahib: Its Language & Grammar,” “Guru Gobind Singh Sahib & Sikhs in Bihar,” “Love-Harp,” “Sikh Leadership: Established Ideals & Diasporic Realities,” “June 1984 Ghallughara: Lies, List, Light” and series of five articles on Trump’s effect on minorities in America and abroad.